Friday, July 24, 2015

Midwest Birding Symposium, Sept. 10-13, 2015


Registration has begun for the 2015 Midwest Birding Symposium (MBS) in beautiful Bay City, Michigan. It's a jam-packed week of  speakers, activities, and of course, birding! Clear your calendar, friends, and get alongside one of the Great Lakes for fall migration!  The 2015 MBS will once again be a highlight of the birding year.

Historical and culturally vibrant Bay City is located along the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, 120 miles north of Detroit. This location was selected for all the right reasons: a great stepping-off point for field trips in birding hotspots at the many parks, wildlife areas, and natural habitats in the area; an 18-mile river trail; boat rides and cruises on the bay in the evening; and, the city is home to the country's largest antique mall. What's not to like?

The list of speakers and trip leaders at this year's MBS is not only impressive--it reads like a Who's Who of the birding world: Dr. Pamela C. Rassmussen, Kevin Carlson, George Armistead, Sharon Stiteler, Alvaro Jaramillo, to name a few. You'll be listening to, learning from, and walking alongside some of the most respected experts in ornithology with subjects such as  birding by listening, wood warblers, gull ID, birding ethics, managing a NWR wetland, digiscoping, and much more. Attend a multi-media presentation by Josh Hoss that chronicles his Big Green Year, where he saw 200 species while traveling only by bicycle! Or meet John James Audubon, as portrayed in a special program by Brian "Fox" Ellis. View the current list of scheduled programs here.

This year's MBS is hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest, Michigan Audubon, Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy,and Go Great Lakes Bay. These organizations, and the MBS hosts, have teamed up to plan an unforgettable symposium for all, so don't miss the chance! Participants may stay at the Doubletree Riverfront, right on the Saginaw River. It will be a Midwest fall migration experience to remember! Fabulous birding, informative and entertaining programs, sparkling Lake Huron, new friends, and crisp bright September weather.

Eagle Optics is a proud sponsor, and will have a presence, along with many other quality vendors, at the MBS Birders' Marketplace. Stop and see us for expert optics advice, and a try-before-you-buy binocular, spotting scope, or tripod.

The 2015 MBS: It's like going to bird-watching camp!  Register today. We'll see you there!


Nina Cheney
Eagle Optics Staff
Binoculars: Bring them. See what they bring you.

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